Unprecedented

Can Civilization Survive the CO2 Crisis?

Author: David Ray Griffin

Publisher: SCB Distributors

ISBN: 0986076910

Category: BUSINESS & ECONOMICS

Page: 515

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This book combines (1) the most extensive treatment of the causes and phenomena of climate change in combination with (2) an extensive treatment of social obstacles and challenges (fossil-fuel funded denialism, media failure, political failure, and moral, religious, and economic challenges), (3) the most extensive treatment of the needed transition from fossil-fuel energy to clean energy, and (4) the most extensive treatment of mobilization. It provides the most complete, most up-to-date treatment of the various kinds of clean energy, and how they could combine to provide 70% clean energy by 2035 and 100% before 2050 (both U.S. and worldwide)
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American Conspiracies

Author: Jesse Ventura

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1634509390

Category: History

Page: 332

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A New York Times Best Seller! New York Times bestselling author Jesse Ventura is back with more conspiracies that our government wishes you didn’t know about! In this explosive account of wrongful acts and ensuing cover-ups, Jesse Ventura offers a different side to the stories we’ve all heard and read about in the history books. He takes a look at the wide gap between what the government knows and what is revealed to the American people. The media is complicit in these acts of deception, often refusing to consider alternate possibilities and dismissing voices that diverge from public opinion. He will look closely at the theories that have been presented over the years and examine the truth as well as the lies. Ventura does not shy away from the tough questions. As he states, “When I get denied something, I do the opposite of getting intimidated—I get angry.” Now with new conspiracies added including information on the CIA torture scandal and the financial meltdown of 2008, you will see how the United States government continues to abuse our civil liberties and why we need to continue to stand up for what we know is right. You may not believe everything in American Conspiracies, but it is guaranteed to make you think harder about everything you do believe. Skyhorse Publishing, as well as our Arcade imprint, are proud to publish a broad range of books for readers interested in history--books about World War II, the Third Reich, Hitler and his henchmen, the JFK assassination, conspiracies, the American Civil War, the American Revolution, gladiators, Vikings, ancient Rome, medieval times, the old West, and much more. While not every title we publish becomes a national bestseller, we are committed to books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.
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9/11 Holding the Truth

Author: Andrew Johnson

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 024494900X

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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The truth about what happened to the World Trade Centre on 11 September 2001 was discovered by Dr Judy Wood, through careful research between 2001 and 2008. The author of this book, Andrew Johnson, had a “good view” of how later parts of Dr Wood’s research “came together.” Not only that, he was also involved in activities, correspondence and research which illustrated that this truth was being deliberately covered up. This book is a companion and follow-up volume to “9/11 Finding The Truth” – and documents ongoing (and successful) efforts to keep the truth out of the reach of most of the population.Evidence in this book, gathered over a period of 12 years, shows that the cover up is “micro-managed,” internationally and even globally. The book names people who are involved in the cover up. It is shown that the secrets revealed contain the knowledge for positively transforming the world we live in.
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Deep Time, Dark Times

On Being Geologically Human

Author: David Wood

Publisher: Fordham Univ Press

ISBN: 082328137X

Category: Philosophy

Page: 160

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The new geological epoch we call the Anthropocene is not just a scientific classification. It marks a radical transformation in the background conditions of life on Earth, one taken for granted by much of who we are and what we hope for. Never before has a species possessed both a geological-scale grasp of the history of the Earth and a sober understanding of its own likely fate. Our situation forces us to confront questions both philosophical and of real practical urgency. We need to rethink who “we” are, what agency means today, how to deal with the passions stirred by our circumstances, whether our manner of dwelling on Earth is open to change, and, ultimately, “What is to be done?” Our future, that of our species, and of all the fellow travelers on the planet depend on it. The real-world consequences of climate change bring new significance to some very traditional philosophical questions about reason, agency, responsibility, community, and man’s place in nature. The focus is shifting from imagining and promoting the “good life” to the survival of the species. Deep Time, Dark Times challenges us to reimagine ourselves as a species, taking on a geological consciousness. Drawing promiscuously on the work of Nietzsche, Heidegger, Foucault, Derrida, Deleuze, and other contemporary French thinkers, as well as the science of climate change, David Wood reflects on the historical series of displacements and de-centerings of both the privilege of the Earth, and of the human, from Copernicus through Darwin and Freud to the declaration of the age of the Anthropocene. He argues for the need to develop a new temporal phronesis and to radically rethink who “we” are in respect to solidarity with other humans, and responsibility for the nonhuman stakeholders with which we share the planet. In these brief, lively chapters, Wood poses a range of questions centered on our individual and collective political agency. Might not human exceptionalism be reborn as a sort of hyperbolic responsibility rather than privilege?
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Reimagining Climate Change

Author: Paul Wapner,Hilal Elver

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 131737021X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 198

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Responding to climate change has become an industry. Governments, corporations, activist groups and others now devote billions of dollars to mitigation and adaptation, and their efforts represent one of the most significant policy measures ever dedicated to a global challenge. Despite its laudatory intent, the response industry, or ‘Climate Inc.’, is failing. Reimagining Climate Change questions established categories, routines, and practices that presently constitute accepted solutions to tackling climate change and offers alternative routes forward. It does so by unleashing the political imagination. The chapters grasp the larger arc of collective experience, interpret its meaning for the choices we face, and creatively visualize alternative trajectories that can help us cognitively and emotionally enter into alternative climate futures. They probe the meaning and effectiveness of climate protection ‘from below’—forms of community and practice that are emerging in various locales around the world and that hold promise for greater collective resonance. They also question climate protection "from above" in the form of industrial and modernist orientations and examine large-scale agribusinesses, as well as criticize the concept of resilience as it is presently being promoted as a response to climate change. This book will be of great interest to students and scholars of climate change, global environmental politics, and environmental studies in general, as well as climate change activists.
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Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Men Who Are Destroying the Planet--and How They Explain Themselves to Their Own Children

Author: Robert F. Kennedy (Jr),Dick Russell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781510703346

Category:

Page: 160

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The science is overwhelming, the facts are in. The planet is heating up at an alarming rate and the results are everywhere to be seen. Yet, as time runs out, climate progress is blocked by the men who are profiting from the burning of the planet: Energy moguls like the Koch brothers and ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson. Powerful politicians like Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Inhofe, who receive massive contributions from the oil and coal industries. Most of these men are too intelligent to truly believe that climate change is not a growing crisis. And yet they have put their profits and careers ahead of the health and welfare of the world's population--and even their own children and grandchildren. How do they explain themselves to their offspring, to the next generations that must deal with the environmental havoc that these men have wreaked? Horsemen of the Apocalypse takes a very personal look at this global crisis, literally bringing it home.
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Horsemen of the Apocalypse

The Men Who Are Destroying Life on Earth—And What It Means for Our Children

Author: Robert F. Kennedy,Dick Russell

Publisher: Hot Books

ISBN: 9781510721753

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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From the New York Times bestselling author Dick Russell, edited and introduced by New York Times bestselling author Robert F. Kennedy, Jr.! ”A must read for anyone concerned with climate and energy issues.” —Leonardo DiCaprio, Academy Award winning actor and environmental activist The science is overwhelming; the facts are in. The planet is heating up at an alarming rate and the results are everywhere to be seen. Yet, as time runs out, climate progress is blocked by the men who are profiting from the burning of the planet: energy moguls like the Koch brothers and Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson. Powerful politicians like Senators Mitch McConnell and Jim Inhofe, who receive massive contributions from the oil and coal industries. Most of these men are too intelligent to truly believe that climate change is not a growing crisis. And yet they have put their profits and careers ahead of the health and welfare of the world’s population—and even their own children and grandchildren. How do they explain themselves to their offspring, to the next generations that must deal with the environmental havoc that these men have wreaked? Horsemen of the Apocalypse takes a personal look at this global crisis, literally bringing it home.
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9/11 Unmasked

An International Review Panel Investigation

Author: David Ray Griffin,Elizabeth Woodworth

Publisher: Olive Branch Press

ISBN: 9781623719746

Category: History

Page: 288

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A panel of experts highlight the problems with all major claims of the official account of the 9/11 attacks.Many Americans have been embarrassed by the Trump presidency. But Americans should also be embarrassed by the fact that this country's foreign policy since 2001, which has resulted in millions of deaths, has been based on a complex deception. 9/11 Unmasked is the result of a six-year investigation by an international review panel, which has provided 51 points illustrating the problematic status of all the major claims in the official account of the 9/11 attacks, some of which are obviously false. Most dramatically, the official account of the destruction of the Twin Towers and World Trade Center 7 could not possibly be true, unless the laws of physics were suspended that day. But other claims made by the official account?including the claims that the 9/11 planes were taken over by al-Qaeda hijackers, that one of those hijackers flew his plane into the Pentagon, and that passengers on the planes telephoned people on the ground?are also demonstrably false. The book reports only points about which the panel reached consensus by using the ?best-evidence? consensus model employed in medical research. The panel is composed of experts about 9/11 from many disciplines, including physics, chemistry, structural engineering, aeronautical engineering, and jurisprudence.
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Nuestra Casa Está Ardiendo / Our House Is on Fire

Author: Greta Thunberg

Publisher: Lumen Juvenile

ISBN: 9788426407375

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 304

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«El relato extraordinario de cómo una familia logra erguirse, con gran lucidez moral, ante la tremenda responsabilidad de estar vivos en el momento en que nuestras decisiones colectivas inmediatas están determinando el futuro de la vida en la Tierra. Han compartido su valiente historia no en busca de admiración, sino de compañía. Greta Thunberg ya ha inspirado un hito global: este libro guarda la esencia de cómo ganaremos.» -Naomi Klein #HuelgaPorElClima «Quiero que actúen como si nuestra casa estuviera ardiendo. Porque así es.» Con estas palabras cerraba Greta Thunberg su discurso en el foro de Davos el 25 de enero de 2019, a los cinco meses de iniciar su huelga por el clima. Desde entonces, la activista ha abanderado la lucha sumando a millones de personas y obligando al mundo entero a encarar la crisis del planeta. Pero ¿qué llevó a una adolescente de quince años a tomar la decisión de plantarse en solitario ante el Parlamento de su país y desde allí intentar cambiar el mundo? Esta es una historia, escrita por la familia Thunberg y narrada en la voz de la madre de Greta, que comienza cuando la hija mayor, de once años, cae en una depresión severa y deja de comer tras el impacto de un documental sobre el cambio climático. Sus padres emprenden una lucha feroz por su salud hasta que le diagnostican síndrome de Asperger, autismo de alto funcionamiento y trastorno obsesivo-compulsivo. Al poco tiempo, la hija menor, Beata, muestra signos de trastornos similares. Este es el grito de auxilio de una niña para convencer, primero a los suyos y luego al mundo entero, de que la sociedad está tan enferma como el planeta y de que es urgente que reaccione. Una narración sobrecogedora de una familia moderna que supera su propia crisis desafiando una crisis global. ENGLISH DESCRIPTION "From acclaimed picture book creator Jeanette Winter comes the urgent and powerful story of Greta Thunberg, the sixteen-year-old climate activist who has sparked a worldwide student movement and is demanding action from world leaders who refuse to address climate change. I don't want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic...I want you to act as if our house is on fire. Because it is. When she was fifteen years old, Greta Thunberg's teacher explained to her class that our climate is changing--the earth is getting warmer, the polar ice caps are melting, and life on earth is threatened. Greta was devastated. What could she do? If the grown-ups weren't doing enough to save the planet, Greta would have to demand change herself. So she went on strike, skipping school every Friday to sit outside of the Swedish Parliament building with a sign that read "School Strike for Climate." At first, Greta was the only one. But gradually, more and more students joined her, until her lone protest had sparked a worldwide student movement for action on climate change. Now, a year later, Greta is speaking to audiences of world leaders at important meetings like the United Nations Climate Conference and the World Economic Forum. She is leading the conversation on climate change and sparking worldwide conversation on how to save our planet. Greta is showing everyone that even the smallest person can make a big difference, and this picture book informs and inspires young readers who are beginning to learn about the world around them."
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